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On The Street......Cantarelli Suit, Manhattan


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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

On The Street......Cantarelli Suit, Manhattan

Oh how I love that suit - cotton corduroy if I remember correctly.
Great fit and color combination and notice the ever so slight break in the pants.
He mentioned that he had the jacket taken in at the waist and had the pants narrowed in the leg. This is how a suit should fit and if it needs a bit of work, well, you can see it is worth it.
ps If you think the Bergdorf catalogs have looked great lately (like i do) then this is one of the guys to thank


Comments on "On The Street......Cantarelli Suit, Manhattan"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 AM) : 

This is why I read your blog everyday. Well done.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:29 AM) : 

Wow, this suit is impeccable and he is hot!


Blogger Butch said ... (9:36 AM) : 

Like it, like it, especially the color, fabric and (relatively) shorter pants WITH cuffs. This is clearly a la T. Browne--a safe 'n' sane modification thereof.

But I'm not a fan of seeing belt buckles when suit jackets are buttoned; the guy's hands are in his pockets here, which results in some jacket spreading, but the cut still seems a bit...skimpy, or too sharply flared at the bottom....Maybe his tailor was a bit too enthusiastic when nipping and tucking.


Blogger Lit said ... (10:07 AM) : 

Magnificently cut suit. And the choice of shirt and tie was an inspired move. Very nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Excellent. Beautiful and beautifully-fitted suit. You're right - just the right break. Is there a tiny bit of lavender in the blue shirt or is that the light? Good call, great shot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Sart... do you know which label that suit is? Can it be had outside NYC?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 AM) : 

I Like! Great Sucess!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:25 AM) : 

This is sickingly sexy. Love the pants and the cuffs.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

My oh my - whata guy. I'd love to be able to thank him in the morning . . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Great looking suit, everything from the fit to color to shirt/tie goes together very well. One of your better recent pics


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 AM) : 

I want one and I hope I would look as good wearing it.


Blogger Annika said ... (12:52 PM) : 

That is a perfect suit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Love the big cuffs on the pants and the tailoring of the suit. However, the collar points are a bit too long for the overall look; but that's just nitpicking.


Blogger marie said ... (1:37 PM) : 

I love the look this hot and handsome guy is showing off. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 

narrowing the pants does create a lot of folds though, especially with the cuffs. in short, the top half of the picture looks better than the bottom.

don't be hatin'


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:11 PM) : 

lovelovelove your blog,,
when will you be flying of to amsterdam??


Blogger Tamberk said ... (5:36 PM) : 

I'd LOVE a suit like that!
Comfort, style and timelessness all in one!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:39 PM) : 

looks like an Etro suit based on the coat -- length and shoulders


Blogger Crash said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Only to be in NYC - here in Syd (Australia) men in general have NFI..

Eg. The amount of times someone makes a comment about my knit ties or brown shoes with navy or grey suits..

But then we do have great beaches & beautiful like NYC (though less covered - it's the heat)

You are my slice of sartorial daily fix..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 PM) : 

I second 8:35am. You're blog is like coffee to me in the mornings.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 PM) : 

Does this guy work for Bergdorf? What's his name?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:24 PM) : 

Where do you find these guys???


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:27 AM) : 

it's worth saying that h&m carried an almost identical suit (and i've tried them both on - it really is identical) for about $250. i bought the h&m and it's hands down the best item of clothing i own. better than suits 3x the price...


Blogger Solomon Animashaun said ... (4:19 AM) : 

Excellent! I love the high button stance Cantarelli jackets. This chap obviously knows what he is suprise he works for BG!!!


Blogger William said ... (5:19 AM) : 

I have 2 corduroy suits and love them, one is camel coloured and the other chocolate. Often commented upon in conservative Denmark.
Great shot


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 AM) : 

Read the title peoples. It tells you the suit is by Cantarelli!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:02 AM) : 

Perfection! I love cotton corduroy, I have a shirt and a jacket in this fabric. The color is amazing. And he did right to do the alterations you describe, the fit is amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 AM) : 

Just discovered that Cantarelli is sold in Greece too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Excellent photograph too! Love the lines, the energy, you can almost feel the city moving behind him!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 PM) : 

High-quality RTW, but still RTW. The shoulders are too wide, and the collar and chest are too big, especially in proportion to the narrowness of the waist.

An exemplary alterations tailor might be able to do something about the collar and chest, but the shoulders aren't really fixable unless at great expense, and even then they won't look as good as bespoke.

In short, the gentlemen would be better served by sizing down (i.e. 40 to 39) or going the bespoke route.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (8:40 AM) : 

for Anon 9:27 pm

sorry but your comments about the fit are just wrong

and telling someone that they are better off with bespoke is like saying the would be better off taking a plane to work instead of a car. it is complete overkill

The unwarranted snobbery is what turns me off about watches and bespoke.


Blogger Solomon Animashaun said ... (9:40 AM) : 

Anon 9:27. I am strugling to comprehend your comments about the fit of this suit. The shoulders are certainly not 'too big'! Also bearing in mind that there are so many different silhouette's out there, your comment about the 'narrowness of the waist' is far too subjective. Furthermore, it is rather obvious that no RTW suit will fit or look as good as a bespoke!

It is relatively difficult to assess the size of this man's shoulders from a picture (could be anything from 39 to 42), therefore I find it difficult to understand your suggestion with regards to size.

Given that most items of clothing you encounter in the public domain are RTW, it is a little erroneous to judge them the same way one would assess bespoke items.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 AM) : 

Sartorialist, rather than simply saying "you are wrong," perhaps you might care to explain, specifically, why you are right?

The suit's shoulders overhang the man's, making the top of the sleeve un-smooth. And there is gaping between the collar and the shirt - this is a BASIC aspect of fit, I am not nit-picking here.

I fail to see how recommending bespoke is snobbery when there are a number of bespoke options available that cost LESS than this gentleman's suit.

I do love your blog very much but it is worrisome that you react so sensitively to what is, especially by the standards of the internet, very constructive criticism.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

what a wonderful 'poser'.....a sheer delight to look at!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:08 PM) : 

Regarding shoulder fit, I think even "fitters" have personal preferences as to whether the shoulder/sleeve seam should fall . . . anatomically, at at the edge of the acriomion (the outer edge of the bone felt through the deltoid muscle) . . . or a little wider such that the sleeve line is straight down rather than showing the "deltoid" bulge . . .

This from a recent fitting by a fitter considered by many bespoke fans the best fitter in the US, Jon Green . . .

I would say that if the wearer likes in his mind how the suit fits, who cares about what the bespoke afficionados say . . . Not to say that this hobby of clothing is an ever evolving one, hopefully evolving closer to what each individual considers his or her own "clothing identity . . ."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

his face is so devilish, and his attitude seems so clean and modern.

what a fantastic man...its like he knows all the men/women want him



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:02 AM) : 

Please. Let's not get into whether the suit should be 'bespoke' or not.

The guy looks great. Period.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (12:11 PM) : 

for Anon 10:44
The reason I take issue with the Anon post of 9:27 is that it doesn't take into account that the gentleman is standing with his hands in his pants pockets and that most of the issue he/she is balking at could very well be related to that.


Blogger FeFe said ... (9:43 PM) : 

I am also thrown by the comments of an ill-fit...doth mine eyes deceive me? Strikes me as smashing. I love the slim, circa 1960's silhouette.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:59 PM) : 

You should have seen him in the summer! We're talking italian vacation head to toes! This guy used to live across the street from me on 9th st. and Fifth. When I first saw him on the vintage bicycle with his clean navy blue sweater +kakhi pants and old cream converses ..I almost fainted.

A dream man indeed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:55 PM) : 

That suit is pretty darn beautiful... and so is he!

This is why I live in NYC.

Guess I'll have to shop at Bergdorf more in the hope of a one-on-one encounter.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:47 PM) : 

Hey Anon 10:59 PM. I thought he still lived there. Did he move? I've met him a few times. A very sweet guy and always adds a visual treat to the 'hood.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:11 PM) : 

The pants are great, but the jacket with its natural shoulders and narrowness says Mr. Bean to me.


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